Democrats have made it appear that our democracy is on the edge of destruction. Pretty much everything they don’t like threatens it.
Conservative election reforms apparently will mean the end of voting, according to liberals. …
Another threat to democracy is free speech. Yes, allowing people in a democracy to share their views regardless of whether those views offend people in power is a major danger. The New York Times published a lengthy essay before the 2020 election calling for a reassessment of free speech. The essay’s author, Emily Bazelon, argued that unrestricted free speech — with all its hate speech, “troll armies,” and “Russian disinformation” — is bad for democracy. She suggested lawmakers do things, such as demand tech censorship, to protect our sacred system from the danger of free expression. Even the American Civil Liberties Union now argues free speech is bad for their kind of democracy. The national organization has demoted its importance in favor of “racial justice” and some of its chapters openly support restrictions on free speech. …
Even personal opinions pose a threat to democracy. Judges have cited the beliefs of January 6 protesters to deny them bail. These officers of the court argue that “our democracy” can’t risk these “extremist” views getting out of a jail cell.
This same argument is also used against the mere existence of our former president, Donald Trump. He’s no longer in the White House and he can’t post on any major social media platform, but — trust the experts — Trump is about to destroy our government any minute now. …
“Racism” is whatever the left say it is. Over the last three decades it did a 180, from meaning discriminating on the basis of race to not discriminating on the basis of race (only whites are racist, etc)..
Many of the ideas to “preserve democracy” sound frankly, well, un-democratic. Hate speech laws, indefinite imprisonment for political dissidents, nationally-run elections, and the elimination of basic parliamentary procedures would make the founders roll over in their graves. None of this actually saves “democracy” — it’s all a ploy to gain more power for liberal elites.
Politicians have used hyperbolic rhetoric since the beginning of time. What makes it different now is the nature of the Democrat-media complex.
This line becomes the official word in every mainstream publication and outlet. The average American who only keeps up on the news through his local paper or a few minutes of CNN will be led to believe Republicans are plotting a fascist takeover with voter ID laws and boomer memes. That person may believe it, if the supposed experts tell him to do so. … It’s what “good” citizens are told they must believe or they will be made to fear retribution and ostracization.
By “democracy,” they now mean their viewpoint and their interests.